Tag Archives: nanny

Guest Post – When A New Nanny Arrives…

This guest post is courtesy of By SOSsitter.ca: Make sure you and your family are ready! Adding a full or part time nanny into your family life is not a small thing. This person will become, if all goes well, like a member of the family. You want to be sure that the family—at least those members who are old enough to understand—know what to expect and how to behave, particularly...

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The Golden Perks of Choosing a Nanny over a Daycare

According to Statistics Canada, the number 1 reason a parent chooses a specific daycare is based on the location of the center. Parents need to drop their kids off in a place that is either close to home or close to work. Coming in 2nd for deciding on which centre was “trust in the care provider.” Below we cover the reasons why a nanny wins over a daycare setting for...

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Hire a Nanny to Save BIG on Childcare

Do your children go to a daycare center? Did you know it may cost less to hire a nanny than what you’re currently paying? In this post we’ll cover both the out of pocket side and tax benefits of choosing a nanny over a childcare center. How much are you currently paying for childcare? If you have more than 1 child, chances are you are paying an arm and a...

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As A Nanny – Do You Do Bedtimes?

As a nanny, there’s a very good chance that you’ll have a number of roles throughout a day including cooking, cleaning and possibly even bedtime! It’s common for busy parents to let the nanny do bedtime at least a few times a week, however this can be one of the most difficult times of the day, especially if the little one(s) would much prefer mummy or daddy to be the...

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5 Simple Ways To Show Your Nanny Appreciation

If you have an awesome nanny that goes above and beyond for your family, you shouldn’t be shy about letting him or her know how much you appreciate them. While telling them verbally is a great way to do so, sometimes you want to a little something extra. Here are 4 great ways to show your nanny you appreciate their hard work that won’t break the family budget! ...

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4 Tricks for Kids for a Smoother Nanny Transition

Making the decision to hire a live-in nanny is not an easy one. You’re opening your home to someone you don’t know well, you’re inviting this person to help care for your children, and until it actually happens you don’t know how your family dynamics will be affected. One way to make the transition as positive as possible is to prepare your kiddos ahead of time for life with a...

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4 Bonus Nanny Skills That Can Inspire Your Child

Your nanny cares for the people you love the most, your kids. He or she cooks for them, keeps their little dirty faces wiped clean, and helps care for them when they are sick. They mind the basic needs of the family while you take care of your obligations. As the parent (and employer) you have done a background check, spoke with references, and made sure they are a great...

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Your Nanny Contract

By: Andrea Marsland, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP You have made the decision to hire a nanny and you have finally chosen “The One”. Your next step is to make her an offer of employment.  This should be done by way of an offer letter with an attached employment contract.  The contract will set out the terms and conditions of employment.  Below are some important considerations for when you are preparing your...

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Time Off and Curfews: Tips For a Happier Nanny

One of the biggest issues that go on between families and caregivers is the issue of free time and nights off. There needs to be a clear line that separates the time from when a nanny is to care for your children and when he or she is off duty. The lines can be blurry when the nanny or caregiver lives in the home with the family.

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13 Free (or Almost Free) Family Friendly Activities to Do This Weekend (Infographic)

Looking for family fun that won’t break the bank? Here are 13 activities that you can do this weekend that are low cost and entertaining for ALL ages! Your kids will have a blast while you savor every minute of quality family time. These activities are also great to suggest to your nanny or babysitter to keep the little ones busy while in their care.

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Deborah Shure answers the question about whether your nanny or elder caregiver is your employee or self employed
Deborah Shure answers the hard questions and discusses nanny & elder caregiver contracts, gross versus net pay & more
Deborah Shure discusses why paying your nanny or elder caregiver cash under the table is never a good idea
Deborah Shure discusses why an online calculator might not be the answer to your calculation frustration
Deborah Shure helps you get started with payroll for your nanny or elder caregiver